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Knight Commission Releases New Report in its Transforming the D-I Model Series

[Connecting Athletics Revenues with the Educational Model of College Sports (C.A.R.E. Model)]

September 15, 2021—The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics today released a major proposal to require the NCAA, the College Football Playoff (CFP), and Division I conferences to more closely connect the distribution and spending of billions in shared athletics revenue distributions with the broad educational mission of NCAA Division I college athletics programs. The Commission’s

Knight Commission Sends Letter to NCAA Constitution Committee

On August 31, 2021, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics’ co-chairs sent a letter to Robert M. Gates, chair, NCAA Constitution Committee, in response to its open call for input on major structural and constitutional issues that will reshape the mission and role of the NCAA. The letter highlights that for nearly two years, the

Challenge Grants for Achieving Racial Equity in College Sports

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics issued a call for proposals for research grants to advance the goals in its “Achieving Racial Equity in College Sports” report. In the report, the Commission called on universities, athletics conferences, the College Football Playoff (CFP) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to take decisive action to address policies and

Sports Illustrated: The SEC, NCAA and a Fight to Change College Sports

SI’s Ross Dellenger cites the Knight Commission’s October 2020 survey of college administrators and subsequent recommendations. Read the full article here. Last October, the Knight Commission released a sweeping survey in which it polled college administrators on two potential future NCAA models: (1) create a fourth division made up only of the 65 Power 5 teams; (2)

Op-Ed: College Sports Needs New Leadership that Puts Athletes First

Sportico published an article by Knight Commission CEO Amy Privette Perko, highlighting the leadership and policy changes needed to put athletes first following the Alston v. NCAA ruling and NIL. “College sports was changed forever this summer. In June, actions in state legislatures, Congress and even the Supreme Court all hit the same, rare bipartisan note

Politico: NCAA lifts athlete endorsement rules as states scramble to court players

Knight Commission CEO Amy P. Perko speaks with Politico’s Juan Perez Jr. highlighting the need for action from college sports leaders. Read the article here. “Schools are doing what they’ve always done: trying to figure out how to get a competitive edge,” said Amy Perko, CEO of the Knight Commission college sports reform organization. “Now